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Prof. Restie Ramos’ take on the Retraction Controversy

Naturally, those against the Catholic Church would have their cause served had Rizal remained a freemason until his death. These people had a fanatical hatred of Catholicismdating from the Age of Enlightenment and the French Revolution. As in the propagation of anti-Spanish ideas in our history, the cause of freemasonry, anti-Catholicism, etc… is enhanced. They […]

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Historia

Spain in the 19th century

A great article coming from one of our top historian, Fr. Jose Arcilla. Here he summarized the unique political situation during the years of tumultuous Spain, the circumstances that led to the unusual arrangement – Friars overseeing the colony – according to a Governor being “as good as a military battalion”. Religious representing regimes that […]

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The Challenge of Philippine Historical Studies

Someone asked me if I believe that the Spaniards really helped [“may nagawa ba sila”] us throughout their almost 400 year rule. The query was sarcastically solicited since I’ve been known to blog about the gifts of our Spanish past, it was a simple query that I regularly get even from family, teasingly posed, but […]

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Ka Gullas Gullas!

The foolish Gullas bill, which intends to make English the only language left standing in our educational system is not only brainless but dangerous! Whatever is left of Tagalog, should be kept and used in schools – it justly belongs to us, we should continue to honor it and study in its untainted form [which […]

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Laguna

The Old Town of Santa Rosa

Another old town with its historic remnants slowly vanishing is Sta. Rosa, a once agricultural settlement named by its Dominican originators after the blessed lady saint from Lima. The fairly new city is now known for its classy villages and big malls. From Binan, one could hardly notice the old houses that rest scattered in […]

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Manila

Paco Cemetery

My Paco Park Day I was curious to find out what Paco Cemetery looks like these days, so I went for short break and visited the serene parque in the heart of Paco. This old burial ground has been transformed into a park for the quiet strolls and is now a preferred location for romantic […]

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